|Publication number||US7232952 B2|
|Application number||US 10/937,190|
|Publication date||Jun 19, 2007|
|Filing date||Sep 9, 2004|
|Priority date||Jul 15, 2004|
|Also published as||US20060013006|
|Publication number||10937190, 937190, US 7232952 B2, US 7232952B2, US-B2-7232952, US7232952 B2, US7232952B2|
|Inventors||Wen-Hsin Lin, Han-Chou Liu, Chang-Ho Shen, Yu-Yan Fu|
|Original Assignee||Au Optronics Corp.|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (2), Referenced by (13), Classifications (8), Legal Events (3)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
The invention relates to a backlight module, and in particular, to a backlight module with a wire mount deployed horizontally.
In a backlight module, wires are held by wire mounts. The wire mounts are fixed by insertion or adhesion.
Accordingly, an embodiment of the invention provides a backlight module comprising a base, a wire, and a wire mount. The base comprises a surface and a protrusion formed on the surface. A through hole is formed between the protrusion and the surface. The wire is disposed on the surface of the base. The wire mount is disposed on the surface of the base in a manner such that the wire mount passes through the through hole to fix the wire.
Furthermore, the wire mount comprises a restraining portion and a fixed portion. The restraining portion may be a hook, and maintains the wire within a predetermined range on the surface. The fixed portion passes through the through hole so that the wire mount is fixed to the base, and comprises two locking members abutting the protrusion respectively. The locking members may be hooks, and may be elastic.
It is noted that the wire mount may be nylon.
An assembly for holding a wire is also provided. The assembly comprises a base and a wire mount. The base comprises a surface and a protrusion formed on the surface. A through hole is formed between the protrusion and the surface. The wire mount is disposed on the surface of the base in a manner such that it passes through the through hole. The wire mount serves to fix the wire.
A wire mount for holding a wire is also provided. The wire mount comprises a restraining portion and a fixed portion. The restraining portion maintains the wire within a predetermined range. The fixed portion is integrally formed with the restraining portion. The restraining portion and the fixed portion extend in opposite directions.
The present invention can be more fully understood by reading the subsequent detailed description and examples with references made to the accompanying drawings, wherein:
The base 110 may be a bottom plate of the backlight module 100, and comprises a surface 111 facing the exterior. A protrusion 112 is formed on the surface 111. A through hole 113 is formed between the protrusion 112 and the surface 111. While only one protrusion 113 is shown in
The wires 130 may be electric wires for devices, such as lamps, in the backlight module 100. Each wire 130 is disposed on the surface 111 of the base 110 via the wire mount 200, and extends along a predetermined path.
The wire mount 120 is disposed on the surface 111 of the base 110 such that it passes through the through hole 113 of the base 110 to fix the wires 130. As shown in
As stated above, when the wires are held via the wire mount of the embodiment, the wire mount is assembled with the base by horizontal insertion. Thus, there is no protrusion on the back of the base to affect other devices. Additionally, since there is no adhesive in the wire mount of the embodiment, there is no adhesive remained on the base after disassembly.
While the invention has been described by way of example and in terms of preferred embodiment, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited thereto. To the contrary, it is intended to cover various modifications and similar arrangements (as would be apparent to those skilled in the art). Therefore, the scope of the appended claims should be accorded the broadest interpretation so as to encompass all such modifications and similar arrangements.
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|U.S. Classification||174/72.00A, 248/68.1, 174/135|
|Cooperative Classification||G02F1/133608, G02F2001/133612, G02F2201/465|
|Sep 9, 2004||AS||Assignment|
Owner name: AU OPTRONICS CORP., TAIWAN
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNORS:LIN, WEN-HSIN;LIU, HAN-CHOU;SHEN, CHANG-HO;AND OTHERS;REEL/FRAME:015783/0948
Effective date: 20040901
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